Course Details

Emergency Management for Local Government


This course explores contemporary emergency management concepts and how these apply to your Local Government, within the West Australian context.

We will explore in detail the principles of preparedness, prevention, response and recovery (PPRR), Local Government responsibilities under the current WA Emergency Management Act (2005) and other State doctrine, along with an applied understanding of the most practical ways to manage those obligations.

More importantly we will explore the key role of Officers and Elected Members, in establishing sound organisational skills, knowledge and capability prior to an emergency. Prior planning, training and readiness, supports and encourage sound leadership when the community needs it during an emergency.


Target Audience:

Suitable for CEO’s, Elected Members, Managers and officers involved in Emergency Management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Coordinate the establishment and ongoing activities of a Local Emergency Management Committee;
  • Contribute to the development and testing of Local Emergency Management Plans;
  • Identify key emergency recovery roles/positions relevant to the Local Recovery Plan; and
  • Identify relevant emergency recovery financial sources

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Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location  Spaces Cost
Emergency Management for Local Government 29 September 2022 09:00 am - 04:30 pm WALGA West Leederville 19 $688.00